DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 268: Stoicism and the Deep Life

Stoicism seems to be all the rage at the moment. In what ways is it relevant to our question to live deeply in a distracted world? And in what ways is it not? Cal takes a closer look at Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and discusses his relationship with the philosophy more generally.

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DEEP DIVE:

– The Ideas from Marcus Aurelius’s, “Meditations” [2:31]

QUESTIONS:

– Can I realistically make an impact as an English teacher? [35:20]
– Can a seasoned professional screenwriter switch careers after 23 years? [40:02]
– I’m an accomplished professional but lack a competitive drive to do more. Is there a way to build this? [45:35]
– How can a CEO lower his anxiety with elements of work that aren’t strengths? [54:30]
– How can I bounce back from a deflating work setback? [1:02:50]

SEPTEMBER BOOKS:

– The 5 Books Cal Read in September 2023 [1:11:10]

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